I have been very excited to welcome my new Herons and have enjoyed getting to know the children over the past few weeks. We have been starting off by looking at the fabulous story Traction Man by Mini Grey in Literacy as well as talking about class rules and how we can be independent learners.
Our topic this term is 'Toys'. The Curriculum leaflet is attached below for more information. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to come in and see me.
Thank you to everyone who is helping their child to learn how to do up their top button, tie their tie and shoe laces! It has been great to see some children helping others to do this too! These things really help us when changing for PE and the Outdoor Classroom in particular. This term we will be having PE on Wednesdays and the Outdoor Classroom on Thursdays so please ensure your child has their PE and Outdoor Classroom kit in school on these days.
Spellings are handed out on a Friday and are tested the following Friday. The spellings are based on the work we are doing in class in Letters and Sounds and on high frequency words. If you lose your spellings, there will be spare copies on the Parent's Notice Board in the cloakroom for you to take.
Children, please bring in your reading book every day. Try and read to an adult every day at home for 10 to 15 minutes.
I would be very grateful to any helpers who would like to come in on a regular basis to hear readers and as this has a huge impact on our young readers. Later in the term, it would also be brilliant if anyone would like to help the children learn their times tables with our '55 Club'. If you would like to volunteer to do this, please pop in and speak to me or Mrs Hague at the office.
Homework is given out on Thursdays and I ask for it to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Spare copies will also be available on the Parent's Board. Parents - if you're able to spend 20-30 minutes with the children on their homework, that would be fantastic.
Children, try and remember to bring in a water bottle and please remember to name the water bottle. Drinking water helps your brain to function better!